Channels Estate

£57 - £60 pp
Up to 140
30 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Just £6500
Channels, with forty years of bespoke wedding experience and in a delightful setting to host your perfect wedding. Outside ceremony garden, 30 bedroom hotel, and mature grounds for memorable photos.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
The price per head is for the 4 course wedding breakfast, and doesn't include wine, or other drinks. Please ask for a wedding brochure with menus and costing's inc.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building
Outdoor Reception Space
Landscaped Gardens

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
Halal Catering
Full Description
The Beautifully restored 17th Century thatched Essex Barn is one of the best and largest examples being used as a wedding venue. Its idyllic for your special day. Set in tranquil surroundings, with large outside areas, fountains, avenue of mature trees. With years of experience our wedding coordinators and head chefs will ensure your dreams come true. Every wedding is special to us and you can be confident you will find us professional and organised, ensuring your special day is relaxed, happy and memorable. Getting married at Channels offers you the splendour of the 17th century Barn, or step out into our "Church without a Roof" ceremony garden.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Paul
I've worked for Channels since 1999, running weddings and events, and now I use this experience to help advise and sell our venue to new couples looking for their dream venue. Its a lovely and rewarding role, when you see couples arrive to our venue for the first time, and the WOW factor hits them. Weather its the splendid drive in through the Estate, or the many photographic opportunities they have, the ceremony garden which is "like no other" or the rustic beams and interior of the Barn.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jenny & Christian
Happy couple married in April
June 2022
Most wonderful wedding day
Where to start…. Thanks for being such a great support in organising our big day! This goes to Paul for the initial viewing of the venue back in 2020 to Molly who was amazing on the day and also beforehand plus the entire team of course. We had to move our wedding day once due to Covid which we were able to do very smoothly. Everyone was super friendly and made sure we thought of everything. We had the most magical day and couldn’t have asked for more. What a beautiful venue, absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for your help in making this day amazing and the most memorable experience!
Hollie & Billy Payne
Happy couple married in July
July 2021
Massive Thank you!! x
We just wanted to say a massive thank you from myself & Hollie for the best day of our lives on Tuesday. Thank you so much for all your hard work, everyone loved it just as much as we did. Everything was perfect and all the staff were excellent and every detail was exactly how we wanted it. Thank you again from Hollie & Billy. x
Natasha & Karl
Happy couple married in June
June 2021
Our Wedding Day!
I can honestly say without doubt in my mind Channels is the best wedding venue. Chloe our wedding organiser was so professional, but so much fun to work with. She made us feel so relaxed and took care of everything. Paul who we first met was brilliant, no question was too small to answer. Brilliant bloke. Our day was perfect and everyone absolutely EVERYONE loved the food!!! I will be back for more as those Chefs are so talented. Gordon Ramsey would be impressed. The food is amazing!! Breakfast was amazing too. The staff that helped at the wedding were fantastic, and so sweet and helpful. Anyone getting married at Channels you are in great hands because honestly every single person was so amazing. The hotel... Oh my god our room was stunning!!!! So beautiful, so cosy, so clean and so big!! The Oak Suite is perfect and i wouldn't change a thing. The reception team were so friendly and so chatty I loved it they made us feel so welcomed. The young man who has only been there for 3 weeks was so sweet and funny he is doing a great job!! Thank you again Channels you made our day the best of our lives. Natasha & Karl Xx
Karen Hammond & Peter Bundell
Happy couple married in December
December 2019
Amazing Wedding Day
Thank you to all the team at Channels Estate. Our day was even more amazing than anything we could expect. The Essex Barn was stunning in full Christmas decorations. The food was delicious and the wedding coordinators (David & Molly) were fantastic. Once again thank you so much.
Mr & Mrs Harding
Wedding: November
November 2019
Wonderful Wedding Venue
We cannot express enough our sincere thanks to Channels for hosting our daughter & new son-in-laws wedding day. It was a day to remember, every detail was 100%, from the professionalism of the staff, the meal the Chefs produced and the grounds, which in full Autumn splendor provided lovely photos we will treasure forever. X
Sarah & Scott Wyatt
Happy couple married in October
October 2019
Excellent Day
Thank you to all the team at Channels. We had a wonderful wedding day. We would recommend Channels to anyone looking for the perfect venue. xx
Location & Contact Details


Pratt's Farm Lane East, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3PT, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

A12 Junction 19.

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Haha! That would be telling... But a "A List" star choose Channels, it was an incredible weekend, never to be forgotten.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Find a venue that ticks as many of your boxes. This is your wedding day. A day to remember and cherish. So ensure you choose well.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

It was a wedding that was 1/2 Japanese & 1/2 English guests. So interpreters were hired in for the entire day. It was lovely to see both families and friends being able to talk, laugh and celebrate.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Offer great value, while offering the very best food and service and photo opportunities for wonderful memories,

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Ceremony Garden & Lake full of lily pads with a 20ft fountain.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes, and many. But customer confidentially you understand!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Love a spicy Prawn, or some smoked Salmon. Sometimes less is more.... !

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon Rolls... Yummy!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our Ceremony Garden, known as a "Church without a Roof"

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The dedicated team, we put ourselves out to make each and every wedding unique and personalized for our lovely couples.